Kite Line: Arrested in a Yellow Vest, Part #2

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Kite Lines returns with another episode on the ongoing Yellow Vest demonstrations in France.

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This week,we hear a statement regarding a hunger strike that took place in France this month. On January 8th, detainees at the same immigration retention center that Chantal, the subject of this week’s Kite Line, was held in released a statement announcing that they had begun a hunger strike, and calling on detainees in other retention centers around France to join them.

Following the statement from the French retention center, we continue hearing from Chantal, who tells us of her time detained in France last month. Arrested in Paris during the Yellow Vests protests, Chantal gives her perspective on her case, and continues to describe for us the immigration retention facility she was held in. You can hear the beginning of her story in last week’s Kite Line- here.

We will continue to hear more about Chantal’s time inside the immigration retention center next week.


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Kite Line is a radio program devoted to prison issues around the Midwest and beyond. Behind the prison walls, a message is called a kite: whispered words, a note passed hand to hand, or a request submitted to the guards for medical care. Illicit or not, sending a kite means trusting that other people will bear it farther along till it reaches its destination. On the show, we hope to pass along words across the prison walls.